July 12: Frida challenge, Stern Grove Festival and more

Something to read

Mashi: The Unfulfilled Baseball Dreams of Masanori Murakami
By Robert K. Fitts ($28.95)
A biography of the major leagues’ first Japanese player covers his 1964 season with the Giants and why he left.


San Francisco Public Library: Volunteers are needed to lead book clubs, assist with workshops, help library patrons and more. [(415) 557-4388, sfpl.org/volunteer]


Bisou Bistronomy: The French-accented brunch fare at this Castro restaurant include pork belly Benedict, crepes and of course, French toast. [10 a.m.-3 p.m., 2367 Market St., S.F.; (415) 556-6200, bisousf.com]

Get outside

Pacifica run: Runners can choose between 10K, 21K, 30K and 50K routes amid the foothills of Pacifica and the Santa Cruz Mountains. [7:30 a.m., Walnut Grove picnic area, San Pedro Valley Park, 600 Oddstad Blvd., Pacifica; pctrailruns.com]

Esprit cleanup: Light refreshments will be served as volunteers weed plants, pick up litter and more at Esprit Park. Tools and gloves will be provided to volunteers. [9 a.m.-noon, Esprit Park, 19th and Minnesota streets, S.F.]

Glide block party: Glide Memorial Church is hosting activities in conjunction with the Tenderloin edition of Sunday Streets, which will close streets to vehicle traffic. A Jenga tournament, dance party and games are among the activities scheduled. [11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Ellis Street between Jones and Leavenworth streets, S.F.; glide.org]

Making baskets: Children can create their own picnic baskets before filling them up with treats at the nearby Off the Grid Picnic at the Presidio. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave., Presidio, S.F.; RSVP requested at presidio.gov]

World record attempt

SelFRIDA Challenge: Frida Kahlo impersonators — amateurs and pros alike — are invited to the Mission district, where the Fiestas Fridas will attempt to set a world record for the most Fridas taking selfies at once. [5 p.m., 24th and Harrison streets, S.F.; Fridas must register by 4:50 p.m., sign up at https://www.facebook.com/events/459630870879619]


Free classical concert: Guitarist Bryce Dessner, from indie-rock group The National, is performing his orchestral work “St. Carolyn by the Sea” with the San Francisco Symphony. [Noon, Pier 27, S.F.]

Hip-hop showcase: “#RocDaMic Bay Area” features performances from up-and-coming hip-hop artists such as Alby Sound, Charitte, The Kingdom and more. [6:30 p.m., Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Stern Grove Festival: Amy Hanaiali’i and the Stern Grove Festival Orchestra are doing songs from the Hawaiian islands in a free concert. [2 p.m., Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, S.F.]

Rock show: Rocker Lissie is promoting her new album, “Back to Forever.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

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